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Bideford, Devon (Ref. 922635)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property set in a quiet estate position."

    Very, very clean and tidy. Everything you could want and expect to complete your stay was provided, and things were explained clearly with signage where appropriate, and within the property's folder etc. Even the Broadband service was excellent! We will definitely be recommending the property to our friends. Thank you!

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2022

  • "Beautiful comfortable home."

    Everything we needed (and more). Really good position to explore North Devon and Cornwall. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying at Woodside in Bideford."

    The house had everything we needed and more!! It is ideally situated for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall. We will hopefully be booking again. Ken and Maureen

    Reviewed by KenNov 2021

  • "Home from home, can't fault it"

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2021

  • "This was a beautifull family home spotlessly clean,well decorated and ..."

    This was a beautifull family home spotlessly clean,well decorated and comfertable,kitchen had plenty of mugs plates etc as there was a dishwasher,would highly recommend

    Reviewed by EricOct 2021

  • "Woodside was a lovely home from home."

    It was absolutely spotless with lovely pictures and ornaments dotted about. It was comfortable and very well equipped with useful 'how to' notes. Well placed with lots of places to visit. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2021

  • "Perfect house, clean and well equipped."

    The best house we have ever rented. So much to do in the area within a few minutes drive. Westward Ho! beach has everything you could wish for, sands, rock pools, lido. Lots of activities in the area for all ages. Crab fishing at Appledore and Bideford was popular with our grandson. Just wish it wasn't so far from where we live it or we would be back regularly.

    Reviewed by VAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Woodside."

    As others have mentioned it is very clean, although there was a rubber duck in the bath that was full of mouldy water! The house is full of little nick nacks (wooden boats, flowers in vases etc.) which is so lovely but is a bit of a problem when you have a 2 year old! I promptly had to gather everything up and hide it to avoid breakages. As others have mentioned it would be nice if there were blackout curtains, or at least thicker ones as the rooms are so light! Also, during our stay there was, what can only be described as a concert, with super loud music and people shouting. This, along with the heat and very strong manure smell (unusually strong!) it did put a damper on our Saturday night! That being said, I wish more places were this clean and well equipped. Despite all the little things we had a lovely time and I would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for your review of Woodside, we are so pleased you found our holiday home clean and tidy and that you would recommend it. Unfortunately we were unaware of the problem with the rubber duck ornament in the bathroom and will of course remove it. We want all our guests to feel welcome and comfortable during their stay and believe a few decorative ornaments add to Woodside's home from home atmosphere and so apologise that these may have caused any problems. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside and we can only presume the manure smell came from a farm and the distant music may have been from Devon's family attraction The Big Sheep - we have not been made aware of these issues before and are very sorry if they affected your stay in any way. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LizJul 2021

  • "Gorgeous house lovely location could have done with blackout blinds in bedrooms"

    Reviewed by NormaJun 2021

  • "The house was as advertised and expected."

    It had all essentials and many extras. A nice welcome box and an enjoyable holiday despite the weather! We would recommend.

    Reviewed by TrevorMay 2021

  • "Woodside Bideford is by far the best self catering house / cottage, we have stayed in, it certainly exceeded our expectations."

    It was spotlessly clean, a lovely welcome pack for our arrival was provided . There was nothing the owners had not thought of,. it was home from home. Some earlier comments had mentioned about the property being on a housing estate, we found this to be no problem in fact we found it to be very quiet and very nice. We hope to be back in the future if we can ? it does seem well booked up for some time to come.

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2021

  • "We did not realise that the house was in a middle of a housing estate, with no local shop which you could pop to ,eg for milk."

    You deffinately needed a car. We did feel that the covid requirements were met.

    Thank you so much for staying at Woodside, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The property is advertised as being located in a residential area, and the shop is advertised as being around 1.2 miles from the property. We are sorry if you had missed this information. We are glad you found the property clean as we do our utmost to ensure this during these difficult times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2020

  • "Woodside was one of the most comfortable, spotlessly clean, warm and spaciouscottages we have visited over a number of years in various self catering accommodation."

    Very close to a variety of lovely beaches (Instow, Westward Ho,Saunton Sands) RHS Rosemoor and lots of activities for the whole family.. We have no hesitation in recommending Woodside to those seeking quality accommodation.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2020

  • "What a wonderful, well-equipped, spotless, modern and beautifully decorated property."

    We can thoroughly recommend it. It was spotlessly clean and we felt like we had walked into a brand new home. It offered everything we look for in a holiday property, and more...Fantastic kitchen, modern ensuite and bathroom with plenty of hot water and powerful showers. Spacious bedrooms and a cosy lounge. Paul and Liz have thought of everything and the Welcome Pack of chocolates, biscuits, fudge, orange juice and milk was a lovely and much-appreciated touch. Plenty of tea towels, washing liquid, sponges and cloths and dishwasher tabs so you don't have to bring your own too. Communication with Paul and Liz was excellent and they did everything they could to make us feel welcome and to ensure we had a wonderful stay. The property is the perfect base for exploring Bideford, Bude, Clovelly, Woollacombe, the Tarka Trail. Our favourite outings included a trip to Clovelly where we went mackeral fishing and had to stop fishing after 10-15 minutes as we had a bucketful to bake for our tea. If we had taken fishing nets, we could have caught buckets ful of whitebait too. We recommend hiring bikes in Torrington and going along the beautiful Tarka trail to Bideford and beyond....We went to Barnstable and bac (32 miles) along the coast. Simply beautiful. Safe for kids too as you are on tracks rather than roads. We also thoroughly recommend going to the Westleigh Inn in Bideford. Lovely views out to see, a spacious beer garden and play area and fabulous food! We would thoroughly recommend staying at Paul and Liz's beautiful holiday home. You won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "Excellent holiday home, very clean and modern with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2019

  • "Woodside lived up to its promise and we all enjoyed our week in North Devon."

    The house is in tip top condition, very comfortable and has everything needed for a relaxing holiday for all ages (the owners have truly thought of everything). We could walk into Bideford easily from the house and especially loved the Pannier Market. We hired bikes and explored the Tarka trail refuelling in the excellent John's Deli in Instow and cycling nearly to Torrington in the other direction, a great way to see the beautiful countryside. We managed to see a great deal of Devon and Cornwall visiting Westward Ho! Appledore, Tintagel, Bude, Brixham and Torquay as well whilst catching up with friends and family! We all agreed that Woodside offered great value for money as it really felt like a lovely home from home. The weather was great too and so all in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Already planning for next year!

    Reviewed by ColetteAug 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    Lovely welcome hamper on arrival...including treats,milk,tea/coffee and cake! Very well looked after house with a lovely garden and seating area. Stayed here for 1 week (commencing 19th july) with my husband and 3 girls and we were lucky with the weather as it was red hot! Beach very close by which was a plus. Would definitely recoment to all my friends and family

    Reviewed by SabrinaJul 2019

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    Very impressed by the amount of good quality and varied play things and books and puzzles for the children. The house is very central for easy reach to lovely beaches and activities for the children and shops for food etc.

    Reviewed by Dawn AnnJul 2019

  • "Lovely house in a great location, extremely clean and well equipped would definitely recommend this property"

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "Extremely happy with our stay at Woodside."

    2 adults and 2 kids under the age of 10. Very comfortable and clean with high standard of appliances. A nice little welcome pack on arrival. The owners are very engaging via email prior to our visit, providing clear instruction of key etc. Highly recommended and will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by HashimApr 2019

  • "The house had everything you needed and was so near to the town and Atlantic village."

    Reviewed by SharonJan 2019

  • "Best holiday home we have stayed in, very well equipped, clean and comfortable, ..."

    Best holiday home we have stayed in, very well equipped, clean and comfortable, good location, felt like home, would stay again

    Reviewed by LawrenceSep 2018

  • "A real home from home house."

    You felt at ease as soon as you entered, which is really good after a long journey. An ideal base for exploring the area. Good local information readily available.

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2018

  • "Yes,the property was very modern and well presented, comfortable and clean but as two adults my son and I felt it was geared towards a family as there are plenty of toys and dvds for children but nothing for grownups!"

    Perhaps this should be made clear in the information.

    We are always delighted when guests choose Woodside for their holiday in North Devon and we welcome and take seriously all guest feedback regarding their stay. Whilst we do offer a small assortment of toys and dvds for young children, as well as a range of board games, we will certainly look at adding a couple more board games and a selection of dvds for grown ups too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrancesAug 2018

  • "Woodside was in a great location, very quiet and had a relaxing atmosphere."

    We had absolutely everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend it and will book again.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2018

  • "Beautiful house, in a lovely part of Devon."

    Well presented with what you would expect and more, Well equipped kitchen, toys for children, comfortable furnishings and a very homely information. A lot of local information provided, very informative and useful, and instructions for appliances with the property. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2018

  • "Woodside cottage is a well thought out and beautifully furnished."

    It was a pleasure to live in as it had everything anyone could want in a home. The garden was an added bonus as the weather was good and we could sit outside whenever we wanted. It is a great base for exploring Devon and Cornwall and we visited loads of interesting places. The handbooks for visitors was very comprehensive and apart from all the useful advice on the property and contents it also listed places to dine and local attractions. Altogether we had a great time at Woodside and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by BJul 2018

  • "Very enjoyable holiday in a comfortable, well-equipped house in the lovely town of Bideford."

    Books and games for children too which was a bonus. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "An excellent family-friendly house in a lovely quiet location and so well-equipped we did not want for anything"

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2018

  • "A lovely modern detached house, very well equipped, spotlessly clean, and very comfortable."

    There was a very generous welcome pack left for us on our first day. There was a minor problem at the property, but this was quickly sorted by the helpful caretaker and owner. Thank you for a lovely stay, we look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2018

  • "Good location and plenty of places to visit close by."

    Reviewed by CeliaMar 2018

  • "We had a great time."

    The house was really well equipped and so comfortable,it was like home from home. Thank you Mr and Mrs Davis.for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by SuzetteSep 2017

  • "The house is a true home from home, so comfortable and very well equipped."

    The owners have thought of everything. It is a real credit to them.

    Reviewed by KatherineAug 2017

  • "Excellent property, really well equipped and comfortable"

    Jan 2017

  • "The accommodation was all we could have wished for and more."

    The owners were in touch just before we went to check all was well and contacted us afterwards to welcome us home and elicit feedback to see if improvements were needed - they weren't! The location was good - close to the town and there were plenty of places to visit and places to eat. We will return and are happy to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JoyceNov 2016

  • "A lovely house which was exceptionally clean and well equipped."

    A real home from home. Would definitely book again when we go back to north Devon.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of guide books, games and children's DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate (safety barrier)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars on drive
  • Garage for bike/surf board storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There are 6 steps up to the front door and 4 steps down from the back garden to the back gate
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: There is an emergency exit window in each bedroom and these are not lockable. Note : No worker bookings

The property

Woodside is a lovely all year round holiday home that can accommodate up to five guests, in a superb location to explore North Devon and North Cornwall.

Located on the outskirts of the historic maritime town of Bideford, this three bedroom detached house is situated overlooking a green with mature trees in a residential area, and is an excellent property for both couples and families.

It has been finished to a very high standard, boasting a combination of luxury Amtico and carpet flooring, as well as SMEG kitchen appliances.

The owners have taken great care in furnishing the house, it’s well-equipped and provides guests with a stylish and comfortable base from which to explore the delights of beautiful North Devon and North Cornwall.

The spacious, contemporary kitchen with welcoming dining area can cater for everyone, and from here patio doors lead to a private sunny lawned garden with patio and furniture, a place where you may wish to enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon tea.

The inviting sitting room has comfy sofas, a flat screen TV with Freeview and a catch up service and a DVD player, and there’s free, unlimited WiFi available.

There's also the convenience of a ground floor cloakroom.

Upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, with the master boasting a modern en-suite shower room, and completing the house is a modern family bathroom.

This holiday home is ideally placed to discover all that this area of Devon has to offer.

The award-winning Big Sheep all weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are approximately a mile down the road, with the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre and Supermarket a couple of miles away, and the pretty villages of Appledore and Instow are just over three miles away.

The area is also home to fantastic beaches, like Westward Ho! and Instow - approximately only 2 miles and 3 miles away respectively, Saunton Sands and Croyde, offering fabulous opportunities for surfing, swimming and kite surfing, or simply paddling in the rock pools and playing on the beach. Boat trips are available from Bideford to Lundy Island.

The picturesque historic fishing village of Clovelly, fascinating Dartington Crystal and beautiful RHS Garden Rosemoor also make great days out.

Woodside really is a super holiday home, which you will want to return to again and again.

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About the location


Westward Ho! 3 miles; Appledore and Instow 3.5 miles; Clovelly 11 miles; Saunton Sands 16 miles; Bude 25 miles.

Bideford is an historic maritime town on the River Torridge in North Devon. There has been a settlement at Bideford for over a thousand years and it has been an important port throughout its history. Today, Bideford is a thriving town with a fine selection of shops (including individual shops), cafes and restaurants, a park and the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre located on the outskirts of the town. Bideford is in a fantastic location to explore the surrounding area. It is just a few miles from Westward Ho!, which is dominated by two miles of spectacular coastline and proudly retains the prestigious Blue Flag award year upon year. Its sandy beach, backed by a unique pebble ridge, attracts visitors from all over the country and offers fantastic bathing and watersport activities. Just beyond the pebble ridge is Northam Burrows Country Park, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and grasslands. The country park is also home to England's oldest golf course. The South West Coastal Path and the famous traffic-free Tarka Trail are close by, providing magnificent walking and cycling opportunities. The award-winning Big Sheep all weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are approximately a mile down the road, with the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre and Supermarket a couple of miles away. The delightful quayside village of Appledore and the pretty beach at Instow are both just over three miles away, whilst the traditional market town of Barnstaple is just ten miles away, and the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly, with its quaint cobbled streets, is eleven miles away. The North Devon coast also boasts numerous outstanding beaches, many within easy reach, including those found at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude. This is an area of breathtaking beauty, with plenty to see and do for all ages.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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